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Climate adaptation of Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle

Green roads resilient to flooding paves the way for future climate adaptation

MT Højgaard has helped Øresund Homeowner’s Association with green percolation and drainage of rainwater. Now two climate friendly suburban streets on Amager can inspire other homeowner’s associations in Copenhagen.

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Project Details

Project Name

Climate adaptation of Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle

Status

Finished

Type

Sustainability, Infrastructure, Earthworks, sewerage and piling, Public-Private Partnership, Renovation

City

Customer

Øresund Homeowner's Association

Collaborators

Archistect: Aarstiderne Arkitekter

Copenhagen needs to be secured against the rising amount of rain to prevent the sewers from overflowing. We have helped Øresund Homeowner’s Association renew their roads with the expected changes in rainfall in mind.

Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle needs to be secured against the rising amount of rain. 

The homeowner’s association consists of homeowners from Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle. The two roads are running parallelly, and they are both connected to Øresundsvejen on Amager. Both roads are 200 meters long, and they were worn down. The task was to adapt the road to the needs of the residents and provide climate friendly solutions to percolation and drainage of rainwater.

A solution that holds water

There are still sewers at Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle, but the percolation and drainage of rainwater is now helped by the green “bands” established along the two roads. The greens bands consist of grass reinforcement and dips. The dips have a total basin volume of 70 cubic metres evenly distributed between eight basins. By leading the rainwater to the dips the sewers are relieved. 

 

 

The green markings on the road remind drivers of the speed limit.

Green dips help percolation and drainage of rainwater.

From quiet road to green road resilient to flooding

The roads were among the first to be named “quiet” by Copenhagen’s Municipality. Quiet roads have a speed limit of 15 km/h. But many drivers didn’t notice the signage. So, we created green markings on the road to call attention to the speed limit. 

 

30 new trees will make the roads even greener.

Partnershiptrees

Copenhagen’s Municipality is focusing on making the urban space greener. That is why the municipality is planting trees for 1.4 million Kroner over a period of two years. To support that initiative we have formed a partnership with Byens Drift in Copenhagen’s Municipality. As a result, the transformation of Kongedybs Alle and Prøvestens Alle gets a little greener with 30 new trees along the new climate friendly roads. 

 

 

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